Shortcuts: My Long Road to Nowhere

Nothing wastes more time than taking a shortcut to nowhere. Before taking that next exit ramp to a better, quicker or cheaper route, think again. Even better, think BEFORE.

The Leader as a Lion…or a Fawn

The lion makes a lot of noise and attracts a lot of attention. But when it comes to responding to criticism and attacks, sometimes it’s the fawn who lives to lead another day.

How Leaders Attract Followers

Leaders take pleasure in knowing that they had a small hand in creating a person’s transformation from follower into fellow-leader.

Leadership Lessons from Squirrel Management

During my years in leadership, I’ve learned that most leaders spend a disproportionate amount of resources dealing with squirrels (problem employees) instead of birds (superstars). How about you?

On Winning and…Whining

In sports as in life, victims make excuses for their failures while victors get busy scouting for their next success.

How to Become a Legacy

You can leave a legacy even if your name is never spoken aloud, you never win an award, and fans never scream your name. Tracy Bradford is that kind of legacy.

What REALLY Engages Employees?

Pouring money into salaries isn’t a sound engagement and retention strategy. It’s like admitting, “Look, I know it really sucks here. So why don’t I throw a few more bills your way?”

3 Ways You Know Your Boss Stinks

Many people complain that they work for the world’s worst boss, but how do you know if your boss really deserves that title?

Thriving in Change & Beating the Cold

A helpful change reality: Once we come through a challenging time, the strength we’ve acquired will last much longer than the chill of the moment.